Pultenaea vrolandii Maiden

Cupped Bush-pea

Victorian Naturalist 22: 98 (1905) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Soft, spreading shrub 0.5–2 m high; stems terete, woolly, with mixed short and long hairs. Leaves alternate, ovate or elliptic, 3–6 mm long, 1–3 mm wide; apex acute; upper surface glabrous, slightly paler than lower, midrib raised; lower surface with sparse, pale hairs, denser near margin; margin incurved; stipules 1–2 mm long, dark brown, resinous and strongly recurved. Flowers axillary, on pedicels 5–6 mm long; bracts absent; stipules of floral leaves slightly enlarged; calyx 5–6 mm long, base of tube and lobes covered with soft, pale hairs; bracteoles attached at base of calyx tube and almost enveloping it, ovate to orbicular 4–5 mm long and wide, concave; standard 11–12 mm wide; ovary and lower half of style densely covered with pale hairs. Pod turgid, hairy, lower half concealed by calyx. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

CVU, GipP, HNF, HSF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW. Confined to a few areas of dry forest on granite hills, between the Strathbogie Range and Pine Mountain with a disjunct occurrence north of Licola.

Source: Corrick, M.G. (1996). Pultenaea. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-09-19
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Pultenaea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pultenaea vrolandii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pultenaea vrolandii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales